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Encouraging fertilizer adoption through risk free sample  purchase_A randomised  control trial in Uganda

This research paper first published under the CEGA Working Paper Series presents findings of a randomized control trial that tested why small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa use less fertilizer using a “risk free sample purchase” sales offer.

An empirical investigation of gender and time use in Uganda

The report presents findings of a study on time use and role allocation by gender in Uganda.  The findings show that males and females are different along many dimensions. Males are more educated than females, and hence they are more likely to be decently employed compared to their female counterparts. In terms of occupational choice, the results show that on one hand, males were more likely to be employed by government or private organizations, and to operate private businesses compared to females. Females, on the other hand, were more likely to participate in unpaid work, conduct petty trade such as selling a few items on the streets, and participate in agriculture.

The Extent of Women Empowerment in Uganda: A multi-dimensional Approach

Using the 2017 National Governance, Peace and Security Survey data, this report estimates an empowerment index for women in Uganda. The index shows the extent of disempowerment headcount among women and the simultaneous gaps or inadequacies experienced by the disempowered women at individual level. The index results show that more than 60% of the women are disempowered. 

Education, Marriage, Fertility and Labour Market Experiences of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence From a Qualitative Assessment

Using qualitative methodologies, this paper explores the inter linkages between the transitions from school to work or motherhood and/or marriage and the ensuing effects on future labour market outcomes and choices.

Drivers for Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from the 2015 School to Work Transition Survey

This paper jointly estimates the drivers of key life cycle decisions of educational attainment, marriage age, age of first birth and age at first entry into the labour market for young women in Uganda aged 15-24 years.

Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda

Using the School to Work Transition Surveys (SWTS 2013 and 2015) and the Demographic and Health Surveys (2006 and 2011) for Uganda, this paper descriptively explores links between educational attainment, age of marriage and child-birth and labour market outcomes for young people (15-24 years of age).

Tobacco Control in Uganda: An analysis of the impact of taxation on consumption patterns

This study analyses the trends in tobacco consumption in relation to potential tobacco tax policy changes in Uganda. Specifically, we examine the tobacco consumption patterns and simulate the likely impact on consumption of changes in tobacco taxation in the short run (3 years) and the long run (10 years).

National Fertiliser Policy

The National Fertiliser Policy (NFP) brings together all the related fragmented regulations into a single and comprehensive policy framework on fertilisers.

This report presents the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) rankings for Uganda, as guided by document reviews, with validation and agreement by the key stakeholders. The rankings are based on a number of different criteria, including four major themes divided into various sub-themes that are subdivided into specific economic indicators.

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